Surf Scoter
Melanitta perspicillata

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"Surf Scoter," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Compared to most Northern American sea ducks, the surf scoter breeds exclusively in North America, mostly in Northern Canada and Alaska.Then, they take different migration routes to spend the winter in more temperate environments. While small numbers regularly winter in western Europe as far south as the British Isles, the vast majority of surf scoters winter along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America. The Pacific coast host the highest number of individuals and its large wintering range extends over 5000 km, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.
Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts